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Edvald Boasson Hagen won the Norwegian national road race title for the 2nd time in his career today after an enthralling finale. 2nd and 3rd place went to the Team Joker duo of Odd Christian Eiking and Vegard Stake Laengen respectively.

In what would be a hotly contested race with a field of around 150 starters. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung lined up with Natnael Berhane, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus all eager to make a challenge for the coveted national jersey.

Daniel Teklehaimanot has won the Eritrean national time trial championships after beating the MTN-Qhubeka Feeder Team rider, Meron Teshome by just 4 seconds over the 38km course. Natnael Berhane made it an even better day for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung by finishing in 3rd place.

Bigla Pro Cycling Team is pleased to welcome Carmen Small to the team for the remainder of the 2015 season. Small in known for her time trial abilities and was part of the Specialized-lululemon squad that’s won the World Time Trial Championships the past two seasons.

Edvald Boasson Hagen has won the Norwegian national time trial championships for 7th time in his professional career today. The silver medal went to Andreas Vangstad (Sparebanken Sor) and Truls Engen Korsaeth (Team Joker) picked up the bronze medal.

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is delighted to announce the final nine man team that will make history as the first African team to participate in Le Tour de France.

Adriaan Louw and Candice Neethling won the men and women’s marathon titles respectively at the second round of the Western Cape Nissan TrailSeeker Series mountain bike race held at Grabouw on Saturday. The scenic route attracted more than 1000 participants for Round 2 of what looks set to become a popular new series for the province.

On the 27th of June, the worlds best XCM riders assembled in Val Gardena, Italy for the 2015 XCM Marathon World Championships.

The cool and fresh Pietermaritzburg morning greeted riders and spectators with icy hands but warm hearts, as all geared up for the final round of the 2015 Stihl SA MTB Cup Series DHI at Cascades MTB Park on Sunday 28 June. The fast-paced and exciting action in Downhill racing always has the crowds on the edge of their seats, and this event was no different.

A solo breakaway in the closing kilometres saw Andrew Westaway snatch victory in the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic, and with it the lead in the Bestmed National Cycling Series, near Bela-Bela in Limpopo on Sunday.

Cold conditions greeted the riders at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg for the fourth and final round of the Stihl SA MTB Cup Series, which saw tough competition and hard racing amongst all the categories today.

The Berg and Bush mountain bike race has adopted the Qhubeka bike initiative as the official charitable beneficiary for its 10th edition that takes place in the Central Drakensberg this year.

Following on from the ground breaking achievements of national cycling hero, Robbie Hunter who became the first South African rider to participate in the Tour de France in 2001, the 2015 edition of the Tour de France will see a good representation of South African riders.

The end of June will be a true celebration of the youth in cycling when two Youth Festivals will be hosted to cater for the northern and southern parts of the country. Kicking off the week is the Oudtshoorn Youth Festival from 29 June to 2 July, with the Badplaas Youth Festival running from 2-5 July 2015.

It was just over five months ago that Team MTN-Qhubeka powered by Samsung heard the news that they had received a wildcard invitation into the 102nd edition of Le Tour de France, which kicks off in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on Saturday 4 July 2015. It was a momentous occasion for South African and African cycling and a chance to etch their name in the history books by being the first African team to participate in Le Tour.

Cycling in winter requires more than wearing extra thick and warm attire. It requires an extra amount of vigilance when you’re out on the road in order to keep safe.

South African cycling is on top of the world as fans and supporters celebrated major successes from their cycling heroes in the various disciplines of cycling at the weekend.

Debuting in 1980, the prestigious Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards will mark it’s 34th successful instalment this year, initiated and facilitated by Murray and Roberts and presented together with South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).  The call for nominations for both the Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards are now open.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic 60km event.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic 40km event.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic 20km event.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic kid's event.

Images from stage 3 of the 2015 RECM Knysna 200.

Images from stage 2 of the 2015 RECM Knysna 200.